Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 2126   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Péché Mortel (French for "Mortal Sin") is an intensely black and dense beer with very pronounced roasted flavours. Fair trade coffee is infused during the brewing process, intensifying the bitterness of the beer and giving it a powerful coffee taste. Péché mortel is brewed to be savored; we invite you to drink it in moderation.

This stout style, high in alcohol and bitterness in order to favour preservation, was historically brewed to support the long and arduous voyage necessary to export the beer from England to Russia. The word Imperial comes from the fact that the beer was specially brewed for the Russian tsar’s court.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (822) - ITALY - FEB 7, 2016
Favolosa Imperial Stout, cioccolatosa, liquorosa, corposa e bilanciata: un tripudio di cacao e malto tostato goloso come un dessert, ma non eccessivamente dolce!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (623) - SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Black with a small beige head. Nice curtains/legs or whatever they’re called. Aroma has luxurious coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, slight alcohol and licorice. Taste has coffee, dark chocolate, cherry liquor chocolate praline, roasted malt and some bitterness. Full body, low soft carbonation, smooth and round mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (2623) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Color is dark with thin brown head. Medium high bitterness, low to medium sweetness. Medium body. Finish is long and dry. Aroma is super coffeed, roasted, light liquorice, nutty,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6004) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2016
341ml bottle (thanks Mart). Deep brown color. Brief beige head, disappears. Coffee, sweet, beans, dusty in aroma. Roast, coffee, stale, hops and ashtray in taste. Hoppy ashtray in aftertaste. Intense roast and acidic hops, but nice this suits in this brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
profXpat (30) - ITALY - JAN 18, 2016
Espresso aroma. Smoky malt but not full ashtray. Chocolate. Dry and bitter not sweet. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Dark brow / black. Very little head. Aroma of coffee and sweet cream. Roast vanilla. Flavor is bitter coffee with some slight licorice / anise notes. Vanilla and maraschino cherry. Rich mouthfeel with a burnt bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2016
Very dark brown beer, small brown head. Nose is very beany, some roasty sweetness, touch of spicy ashtray. Flavor is roasty, a touch of sweetness, more ashtray, less beans, less sweetness. Finishes with hard roast and hops. Lingering roasty-hoppy bitterness. Pretty light palate for the style. Hides the booze well. Tastes better than it smells.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (2800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with brownish head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is intense coffee, roast, dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet and bitter, coffee, roast, vanilla, malt. Finish is roast and coffee bitter. Overall: very good, but a bit harsh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (1259) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2016
Lorsqu’une personne me parle d’une saveur particulière dans une bière, j’aime toujours aller voir mon rating sur RateBeer pour voir si j’ai, moi aussi, décelé cette saveur. C’est arrivé cette semaine avec la Péché Mortel. Dès lors, j’ai constaté que je n’avais JAMAIS entré mon évaluation pour cette bière sur RB. J’étais un peu abasourdi par ce constat. J’ai dû la déguster des dizaines et des dizaines de fois... mais c’était toujours sans mon carnet et sans mon téléphone. C’est donc dire que je l’ai bue à maintes reprises en m’y attardant pleinement, sans aucune distraction. J’ai toujours su que je l’adorais, mais je n’avais jamais quantifié cet amour. Aujourd’hui, je vais simplement cocher les notes, sans donner de détails. Je suis fatigué ET plus de 2000 personnes l’ont fait avant moi. La Péché Mortel est une bombe à l’international, parmi les 50 meilleur Imperial Stout au monde. Qu’est-ce que je pourrais dire de plus? Ah, peut-être que sa réputation est méritée et que je ne n’ai noté aucune baisse de qualité au fil des années au cours desquelles j’ai eu la chance de déguster cette bière qui – bien qu’elle soit locale pour moi – demeure un sacré beau trésor à dénicher pour tous les amateurs de la planète bière!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle in Brewdog Sheffield. Pours deep mahogany with a thin cream head. Nice sweet roast coffee aroma. The taste is quite intense bitter black coffee. Some sweetness and spice to begin but really bitter and slightly dry in the finish. Amazing.

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